Table of Contents

Introduction: reconceptualizing the debate / Jon Nixon, Pat Sikes.
Educational research and its histories / Wilfred Carr.
Towards a social history of educational research / Gary McCulloch.
Living research: thoughts on educational research as moral practice / Pat Sikes, Ivor Goodson.
The virtues and vices of an educational researcher / Richard Pring.
Against objectivism: the reality of the social fiction / Pierre Bourdieu.
Research as thoughtful practice / Jon Nixon, Melanie Walker, Peter Clough.
On goodness and utility in educational research / Carrie Paechter.
Method and morality: practical politics and the science of human affairs / Fred Inglis.